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Investment in climate tech is also economic stimulus
"Climate change is high on president biden agenda last week the president rejoined the paris climate accord on wednesday reuters reports. He's expected to announce a new climate order that will introduce new regulations and make climate change a national security priority and biden his tied economic recovery to climate investment new jobs new infrastructure and new funding. Jayco is managing director of the private equity firm light smith group which is focused on climate adaptation technology. You're gonna have to rebuild the economy for some kind of future. So let's say we did a big infrastructure package which i think potentially incoming secretary good a judge was talking about. Are we gonna build bridges for the sea levels and river levels that we have today. The ones that we think are likely to be around ten twenty or fifty years from now and i would suggest the latter is better idea than the former including many other components that we saw really stark contrast last year. Like how does this impact different types of communities. Where's the equity and justice implications for the kind of future that we're building both from an environmental implication standpoint. And then more broadly speaking in the kind of diversity inclusion universe as well as different distributions of how that impact has occurred economically. There's a big conference on climate adaptation starting this week which is virtual but i wonder what role is the. Us expected to play in that. I think it's expected to play a major role over the course of the entire year and beyond there is a lot of attention being focused on what it means for the us to be back in a leadership position not just re signing onto the perez agreement but taking a leadership position in terms of reductions reels gas emissions kind of where our net zero targeting really going to go in. And we're going to do to do that. But also i think real opportunity to seize a leadership position around adaptation and climate science. What is your sense of. How big a role. Resilience is slated to play. Are there any official announcements on that front. Well i'd say that there are probably three pieces of the puzzle to those pieces seem very
An insight into connector technology
"Who will be discussing his career smith based company. And the introduction of halloween's kona. Family of power connected. His so festival sam. Welcome to specify are incites podcast. I think to sell to off. Sam because you preps gave a little bit of background and history about yourself and how you came to be working with him. Yes festival from southampton what can impose company. It froze up some conflicts at times. But it's old lighthearted back to say. I started when i was sixteen year old wants into i can design so did my experience with hauling. I'm often apprenticeship as a result so i was left with the choice of i levels go on the apprenticeship route so i chose the friendships auto things because i could see the angle of finnish degree on the way which thankfully that's where i'm at now off of qualified as an engineer with degree. Starting bottom of engineering ready guy from level two three two three and four haitians seep for completing my degree in engineering management and jeevan fest cross and fantastic was sponsored by hall as well cy young a huge benefit to go down the apprenticeship brute was education hateful whilst dining on the job as well as mentioned a wants to do his own a started off as a design engineer and has gradually what my way into project management naturally through the design engineering row whilst also now i'm the manager of the zone teams website that substantial for myself in now and just for our listeners. How how old are you now on. Twenty six now. So i've been with hall in ten years right okay and you mentioned that the coming through the apprenticeship route there we cover a lot on. Let specify about the skills gaps with within engineering. I think a practice ships can sometimes be overlooked in favour of university degrees etc. So can you prep talk about some of the reasons why you you took you opted for the the apprentice ship route and some of the advantages over over an alternative route to that career. Yeah definitely so yeah. When i left school mention. I wanted to a design At that wasn't entirely show would be graphic design had exposure thankfully product design with someone with experience and if a choice the apprenticeship meant i could get get in the door straightaway and start working in an area that wants to be welcoming and of course it might not be the area that you want to work in long term but short term definitely is wanted and the qualifications for their their in front meal could see the pa fight and lead in from as a set level. Two the way up to the degree level qualification which was ultimately my name when leaving school is to achieve at degree in which failed at that point. Didn't know and the tough naturally took me down the engineering. Say yeah. i think he's advantageous. Because you can get job experience which khan really put price on ios stock in as well and enjoyed it in date and again That we we cover lot around the the skills gap in in stabbing the amounts of young people going into engineering and they let tunics sector particularly the The the death young goes getting into the into the industry. But so from your point of view what would you say would be is the benefits of having a career in the electronics industry. For anybody out that young people would be considering something similar. they get was exciting Changing scenario of industry that is developing this new technologies new changes in the world which revolve around at twenty. Six and engineering is a ho- cs industries have redacting never changing so there will always be a failed and narrow interests somewhere for everyone and do you think there's a particular perception of engineering and electronics. That amounts young people the potentially puts them off in his. you know. Perception is something different to the reality. Yeah i think the biggest thing is when you're young person at school especially you have little to no exposure to engineering. I myself had none until join tallinn's to experience and that was because i wanted to design it was no interest at that point and do engineering so i think this is very little awareness that young age of what there is in the engineering field and what is capable to achieve within not failed. You really appreciate it. Wants your Era yeah indeed indeed and you mentioned that you've now been with how infinity nearly ten years. So what proxy condemn discussed some of the some of the highlights of your time working a hallway during that during the last decade. Yeah lots changed in ten years. That's for sure chase seats caught few times in the office that the company itself has ever change in this new factories new equipment so the company replace equipment. You follow yes. I always been working with the latest equipment and stay at the facilities which is an ultimate highlight because moore's welcoming the state of the art technology. So kind of leading on from that as part of a monroe. She is introduced. Additive manufacturing to the business so three d. printing which is now something that we use today in the new development process. So it's quite a whole lot to look back on that same where started to our is now. We were a three d. printing figurines of heads in the office. To begin with addresses is now with parts talking. A new product ranges with technology.
What We Know About The Apple Car
"Another. Financial analysts has gone hard. Core apple car ahead of this week's earnings one may have nothing to do with the other. Certainly apple exacts are not going to announce an apple car on wednesdays call but apple. Send them an is running high and now bam a second note about apple car days before the earnings report mid week last week it was cowan company analyst send car then ever core analyst dairy on the ended the week last week getting behind the imaginary wheel apple three zero ran the note wherein ad rock set out six key observations boiling those down one. He is into apple soup to nuts. Approach doing hardware software silicon and so on to apple could make up for generally low margin than cars with money maiden services. Three don't under sell mobility. Iphone is a mobile computer. Apple car will be two four. The total addressable market is gargantuan. Three trillion dollars though. He stresses again. That services are where the money will be for apple. Five apple will work with contract manufacturers to bring this premium consumers and sex. The car could add thirty six billion dollars in sales or thirty cents earnings per share in the long run and yeah he probably means long run. He and his an increased probability. That apple will have a product here in the next five years. It seems unlikely that they would start making money on that right away. Though between now. And then darren anonymous. Says he's got a near term bullish bias driven by the trifecta of iphone super cycle monetization of installed base and gm expansion. He's gotten outperform rating on apple shares. He used friday's car note to his price. Target on the shares from one hundred forty five dollars to one hundred sixty. The here is a phrase that we haven't heard in a while apple set new intra day and closing highs on friday mac. Daily news says apple shares. Were up two dollars and twenty cents to end the week last week. Closing at one hundred thirty nine dollars seven cents a lot higher partway through the day. Though hitting one thirty nine eighty five. The company ended the day with the market valuation of two point three four one trillion dollars. We'll tell you the next numbers make my head hurt. Apple's valuation of two point three trillion is six hundred thirty three billion dollars higher than second place microsoft with the market valuation of one point seven trillion amazon's third with evaluation of one point six five trillion followed by alphabet one point two eight trillion tesla rounds out the five most valuable publicly traded companies in the us with a market valuation of eight hundred billion dollars. The good news for apple shares comes ahead of this week's earnings report that set for this wednesday after which there will be an earnings call jelly beans and double bags to be served. After you can catch the call. Live on apple's investor relations page two. Pm pacific five pm eastern the company will also make it available as a podcast people will be tweeting about it. Bloggers will be blogging about. It will have a first look at that on that day's mac. Os can live. And of course we'll go a bit deeper on the following days mac. Os cat
Elon Musk is donating a $100 million prize for carbon capture technology
"Along. Musk says he will donate one. Hundred million dollars to whoever invents the best carbon capture technology. I think he put this on twitter in the form of a tweet. Actually yes. here's the tweet donating one hundred m towards a prize for best carbon capture technology. Now what this is will is obviously for the environment. The he's looking for any technology that can capture carbon dioxide trapping it directly from the air or just before it gets emitted from factories or power plants. I suppose there could be a variety of proposals for how to do this but in capturing it you can obviously avoid having it enter the atmosphere and you know damaging the ozone and all the rest of it in fact what they do will after they capture it. They pump it back down to earth where it can stay like get fucking. Yeah he's can stay hidden in there or they can use it for something
Breach of the Week
"With justin justin. What's up what's happening here with another breach of the week. Fragments fragment fred delman freshman recommend sui delray ernst and luck now we Is a law firm that specializes in immigration law. And they were contracted by google to do. I nine identity verification. Your i nine. Is your your documents that you have to submit When you get hired to prove you're a either national or us whatever you're sort of immigration status so that you can be legally employed in the united states and in that process you share really sensitive information like passports id's You know birth certificates. Basically the whole purpose of the i nine is to prove who you are. And so these this law firm basically got whacked and it doesn't really say there's not a whole lot of specific information but the files were a supposedly stored in it was single file. That had a bunch of information in it. it doesn't say how they got it or or what was actually in there and in fact we found the letter of the breach that the attorney or the law firm sent to folks bud which was posted on the state of california website. Yeah because i think in i mean so it hosted the template yes example that was sent out the impact. Now through the attorney. General's office in california. So yes i guess just just reading what happened. Yeah right so. We recently became aware of suspicious activity within our computer network while our investigation is ongoing. We have discovered that an authorized third party. Aker he access to a single file. Aiding personal information leading to i nine employment. Verification services is file contain personal information for a discrete number of google irs. Informal googlers hooting. You personally yes so not a lot. No and it sounds like it was again. I mean they specifically say a single file which again so they probably had a shared drive. Set up with all the stuff. Just you know. Some folder loaded up with information. Or you know. I or a database of some sort but either way like this that's super compromising data and i mean we say so if someone has unauthorized access. They're pretty has unauthorized access. I don't have it just to a file right there in there somehow director right exactly where unless it does beg the question me. This was insider. You know like the guy got fired. And he's like all right puts us drive in loads file up. It's been real or you just kind of thumbing through the file names. This one looks interesting and this is This was akin to recollecting the pm Breach because of just the the fact that you're you've got in some cases so it again. I don't think it says when these files referral because there's current and past but again we're in the middle of a pandemic so a lot of people are using digital versions of this other scanning id's scanning birth certificates and then sending them to do employment verification and depending on how these how this law firm handles that could be the emailed it and then the person just like drags the attachment folder into the file. And that's how they do it But i remember chrysler with an i nine. You're supposed to like verify these things in person right so they've modified because you can't especially like if you're remote how would you. How would you do that. I don't know i'm shrugging and you know again. It's one of those situations where i mean. If you work for google would well. I don't know that's not true because there's all kinds of people to work google. They're not all exactly. That's honestly probably would have been the better scenario here. Maybe it's just the everyone's dragging it into google. The free google drive document but good news. Free identity theft protection jackpot nail. That which just got it from
Mercedes reveals giant 56-inch, AI-enabled 'Hyperscreen' for upcoming electric car
"Listeners. It's brett molina and welcome back to talking tech. My co host. Mike cider is off today. Recently mercedes-benz announced plans for a fifty six inch curved screen that nearly spans the width of a new cars interior. That just sounds incredible. Saying it out loud. The hyper screen will debut the spring. And it's new electric sedan the mercedes benz s. It's part of a growing trend among automakers to make your car's function more like computers but are all these screens and other tech safe joining us now is money reporter and i believe green bay packers. Fan nathan bomi. Thanks for joining us brett. How are you. I'm good so you ask the question in your story about this topic and whether bigger is actually better what did you find out well. Fifty six screen is john. I mean we've never seen a screen like this in a vehicle and you know it depends on who you ask. Whether it's safe or not the mercedes benz says it safe and And safety advocates are concerned. I mean you know. The first company that really started to pioneer big screens and vehicles was tesla model s a luxury sedan and then later with the model three and other vehicles and they basically put a tablet screen at the center console in place of a lot of the old fashioned analog buttons but mercedes is taking this to a new level by basically extending the screen across the vehicle screen even now encompasses the instrument cluster. So this is a really a step toward bigger and bigger. And i think we're going to continue to see. Other automakers follow suit so it's weird hearing all these announcements about these giant screens and cars considering how much we've been told about smartphones in the dangers of having those and using those waller driving. How do automakers plan to tackle all these additional screens and cars. Well the most important thing is to keep people's eyes on the road that's really the challenge and so if there's a screening vehicle but you keep your eyes on the road it should be safe for the most part the problem of course with smartphones is oftentimes people are fumbling for them with their hands and they take their eyes off the road and then he ended up getting into an accident driver. Distraction is really serious crisis for this country and so we obviously want to avoid that here. Now when i asked the ceo of daimler on a conference call a couple of weeks ago how they incorporated safety concerns into the design of the hyper screen. He said that they actually designed it to ensure that people don't have to take the eyes off the road for example if ape. The passenger is looking at the screen. Has some sort of video plane on the screen In in front of them essentially in the front seat and the driver takes their eyes off the road and looks at the screen. The vehicle be able to recognize that. I've movement and stopped the film from airing on the front passenger seat Screen which is wild and then if you put your is back on the road than it keeps playing. This is some really high tech stuff. And you know we'll see if it works now at my understanding is that particular technology will not be in use in the us because of safety concerns here but it will be in use and other countries. I wouldn't be surprised if the regulations eventually change here to allow it so with all these fisted systems coming in cars. How long before this starts to change how we learn how to drive. I think it will you know. I think we're talking about things like augmented reality windshields being the next step. Where essentially you'll basically have a directions projected onto the screen that we if you've seen a new vehicle driven a new vehicle anytime recently you may have experienced what's called heads up display which is where. There's a tiny in a projected box. Bright above your instrument cluster on the windshield. That essentially will show you for example what speed. You're traveling but in reality windshield would project like an arrow onto the road head of you to say turn this way or that way and so. That's the next
Digital identity in the UK in 2021 with TrueProfile.ios Rene Seifert
"Thank you for joining today. I be sought in this new year. Twenty twenty one. We're going to discuss. Especially now they did identity in the uk for these new year. Twenty twenty one. How a super special guest. Today with rene effort he says cereal enterpreneur and co head of through profile dot. Co the industry leader in documentation power by the data flow group through profiled odoyo provides these services in a modern environment via the adoption of eat theory on blockchain prior to this rene was co founder and cozy your venture eight a. g. across the platform allowing regular people to embraced side by side would experience business angels in addition. He has been involved in founding. Several internet take immediate combines. Amande husband eat lab house. German in house gration began his career hosting radio shows in running an advertising agency parallel to his studies. He was kid of marketing in percenter at a radio station byron three during the new economy. He hid they determine department at lycos europe. Hello renee welcome. I also my pleasure for this. Podcast is great talking with you. Thank you hope. You're having a great start of the new year and twenty one fed. Who like to hear more about. Would you particularly how you doing media in order very interesting things about technology. Your life ended in this world of the identity. If i knew that myself. I think it's quite unlikely scenario that panned out spent. Maybe you also heard that famous. Commencement speech from steve jobs. In haver that you only can connect the dots in hindsight. You can't connect them living your life. Forward and limited tried to connect these dots and you mentioned a couple of things how they volved in my life. Indeed in my first life as i tend to say i was sitting on the other side of our conversation i was a radio. Presenter was a journalist by tim my highlight. There was a war correspondent for german public radio in macedonia during the kosovo. Nine hundred ninety nine. I did this kind of on the side of my university education for economic management and then post graduation. I was more focusing on the media management side of things. And as you're right they said. I was head of marketing of anti by on three one of the top ten german radio stations. After that's the new economy came. If you might recall that time the boom and the bust very was Director entertainment at that time famous and infamous search engine with a variety of other services lycos europe and really saw a lot of this bust of this new economy which maybe take a year off in two thousand two and spent a year traveling the world in a sabbatical during all sorts of things. I always wanted to do from doing a pilot's license motorbike licence mode license. Learning languages like russian spanish during my tie and then i came back to munich and well. This was my first immigration then. Going to bangalore india. And that's very in fact i thought it. By entrepreneurial journey in businesses like e commerce selling jewelry on ebay then moving into an outsourcing consultancy for bangolo has been very instill is very famous for and then starting in detroit angel invest in into indian companies with these angel andrew a cold mumbai angels so an imperative is lots of back and falls into you mentioned that also. I helped build an echo beta in munich. Owned by a hot spring publisher called spring except where we created some thirteen companies in the span of four years. Then i really truly moved back to munich for a short period of time. Very co founded a social media agency and that crowd funding platform venture ag which we then sold a year later to a publicly listed company. Then came i second immigration. This time with my family to bangkok and then kind of opportunity presented itself better typical soon network connections to join the data flow group at that time it was headquartered in hong kong meanwhile headquartered in dubai and data flow is doing esp primary source verification. Since two thousand six. And i was given a quite broad mandate look at. How can this be more digitized. And let's face it. I'd say verification is not the most sexy topic on the face of this earth but maybe it's also reason why nobody has looked at that. So i tried to exactly that so i kind of became a co founder of true profile. I oh really put the individual and implement into the center so we launched the first version of something called data flow plus dot org some four years ago and that subsequently into a troop profile. I o which. I'm now running in a shared responsibility with my esteemed koha alejandro coca from spain. Who is focusing on the commercial business part while i focus on the product and tech parts so in hindsight maybe it is possible to the dotes. I'd say my personal motivation here in the common thread has been never stop being curious. Never stop learning and never stop willing to make a move into a new uncharted territory. I can see. I can see many changes in geography and also in the business. If i may just add. I think it's really interesting. Because listen to some eighty percent of your podcast. I learned a hell of a lot. And i think what you're doing. You're doing a great service of building. This industry of digital identity from identity for people identity for technical system like api is than also what our policies locations or. What is the identity of a legal entity. So i found this area's always very separate and you're kind of bringing them under one umbrella where they belong. And i hope that maybe today. I can contribute. Another facets around verified credentials which are useful in particular in an hr context into your realm of digital
Ron Jaworski: Making the Internet More Audible with Trinity Audio
"Us about how this whole thing came to be in what the big vision is here. 'cause i think we're on the same wavelength with a potential of converting text to speech so a festival. Yes yes to everything shed supervision is is is i have is so dip Basically came going down down the elevator. I was reading an article on my mobile phone. Go into my car and myself. Why can't listen to an article. I just started reading. This is the moment that they said was. If he doesn't it was two thousand seventeen in a homeless doesn't make sense that i don't have like an easy solution Just press play. This is it. i'm listening to and in. This was the eureka moment i said. Okay i need to set forth in and do that and day. I have a history common from from the industry from from a video products in a dealing with media companies in dealing with the users consume plugged in dealing with advertisers in because we also offer a monetization on top of our solution in i. I understood that there is a there is a product. The festival makes sense makes sense for the user because yesterday there might sets that they wanna listen instead of instead of reading instead of watching. I wanna listen. I understand that there is a two thousand seventeen. If for those of us the likes in odors there we started feeling like okay. This is our tom he's coming. It's coming soon. So i didn't understand it. There is in these markets education to be made but definitely media companies publisher called. It will start understanding coming using portents of and they're always looking content. Creators media companies are always looking for a generate in a new engagement with the users in you in user experience in of course if they can add a monetization air in generates Some revenue out of a thumbs up and in the last thing is advertised. Were when i was sure that you know the same that happens from tv. And then youtube started. And then you know in a lot of the budget went from a advertisement to video was shared. The disdain is going to happen. We'd we'd audio from radio two on audio in in different forms due to the fact of all the a additional data and information and targeted that you can use the digital landscape. So by this recent trinity. Because it's the only triangle between the user publisher in the advertiser and of course. I always tell these jobs. It's also funny to have the holy trinity form a couple of juicing in israel a but but but but this is. This is the moment that understood. I actually remember it clearly sitting in my car and saying okay. There is something here i am actually was both i understand. I understood that it make sense for me to make sense to a lot of other people in fact that it serves older check Peelers off the internet. And i remember the first a media conference win i had. It's funny i had like a web page. I think i even of usa today. We'd we'd some sold of an embedded there. This was the first a decided in a wrench for different five. I talked to people from usa today in from wall street journal. And show that okay. This is what i wanna to do and everybody looked at nagasaki. You did the crazy guy in drew. Okay we just wanted to or these but you know cheap phoenix later. -tunities is fact and more and more Media companies called the graders joining on on a daily basis. And and and as i said in the beginning our vision. Basically two or defy the internet's we.
The next TV you buy might be a lot bigger
"Tech co host. Mike snyder is off. Today is eighty new fifty. When it comes to television it might be one of the many themes to come out of. Cas is television makers really want you to go big as usa. Today tech columnist rob pecoraro wrote about tv sales. Were up last year. A lot of that was because we were all stuck at home because of the pandemic and since we spent a lot of our time in front of our tv's streaming shows and movies. We were looking for an upgrade. Its why according to the npd group sales of sixty five inch and larger. Tv's grew from thirteen percent in two thousand eighteen to twenty one percent twenty twenty as a result according to rob's column manufacturers now wanna make displays that are eighty inches the mainstream. I'm used to the days when i had a forty to forty five inch. Tv and that fell giant so upgrading to something in the sixties or even eighty s feels incredible but it makes sense considering how much time we're spending in front of them in light of everything going on the other thing tv makers want you to buy into is eight k. It offers four times. The pictures a four k which was already offering four times the pixels of hd a in short. You get a better picture. That is really what is being offered here. Here's the thing though. Do you need eight k tv set. Probably not right now. There is still a shortage of ak content out there. There are some youtube videos. That are in eight k. You have games on consoles like the xbox and playstation either available now on coming soon the other thing with ak. tv's is. They eat
Verizon Business CEO on how 5G can solve the problems exposed by COVID-19
"The cross has changed everything. How do you. Prompt exposed by the pandemic shift direction of five g to make more of a solution to some today's problems. Yeah certainly covid has changed everything for all of us as we think about the impact of twenty twenty. What we're dealing with is going to twenty twenty one in what i would tell you. Rogers if anything is accelerated dramatically exhorted the forward motion of five gauge. As you know two years ago he s we announced the eight currencies five g. You don't be asset when rally on on powerpoint to concept to commercial scale ability and People of seeing the crab will requirements for. I work from home new models for telehealth in education transportation. It's really accelerated potential in capabilities. People are seeing or power affi- date so let's look until health service made it so folks were reluctant to go into doctor's offices fear of contracting covid nineteen so remote medical care medicine has been around for for years but really hasn't taken off in a real way patients and doctors alike. Were not super comfortable with it. House five g may tell best in more powell experience for people. He has so. I think there's a couple of things that have happened for straws. We think about where the delay really happened until medicine. It was than many providers couldn't be paid for services that were minister via telemedicine A different methodology versus face to face off the entire ecosystem is embraced telemedicine. Telehealth for verizon is very pointedly as became apparent to austin. Ruin care for boys. We work with our customers at the same time to say. How can we help. Redefine you models in a code environment. In one of those was telehealth the end Large apartment we do business within terms that healthcare space centered on for fifty visits to upwards of eighty five to ninety percent for general visits the nate. Now the silicate the telemedicine one of the really important asset for us in that process has been acquisition. Bluejeans we fire bluejeans a really great in collaboration platform back in may of twenty twenty answer. Hawaii the timing was not only for remote workers uses video collaboration tools for trial because it gives the patient the ability to work directly with their provider to have that video connection. Video in connection with a is very secure on louise platform something. That was really important in. Annaborough ecosystem is opened up to saying we'll support the financial capability associated with that. Which is insurance is paying for those visit so i think we really accelerated years what we thought to. I will take us five ten years to really pull that in reimagined models. One of these were doing. Now that i think is going to fuel a faster you begin to think about to see and you begin to think about how do you get. Some of those biometrics in might not otherwise. Get an in a remote and i is the beginning to build up people's healthcare her vials. You begin to work with the broader ecosystem understand. Who's the customer is. The patient is the provider is the administration. We're in having these follow customers based on the past five. Gb play really critical role because of the power of the capability five.
How Do Volunteers, Donors, Funders & Sponsors Work with Creating IT Futures
"Let's start by refreshing our understanding of the creating futures mission. Have you made any alterations. Have you tweaked in ways has evolved. We believe that technology careers should be open to anyone who has an interest in the field and you know every study ever about diversity says that a lack of it leads to a lack of productivity leads to a lack of innovation so there's a real incentive for the industry and for businesses themselves to take the ship issue had on this been a consistent problem in the it field for so long. Just just trying to do what we can to fix that. That's really our mission. And we have programs for youth programs for adults for women for people of color veterans. So that we can change the landscape. That's really think of the crux of our mission at creating anti futures. There's no shortage of the unemployed underemployed and underrepresented demographics who have an interest and a real talent for the work. They just need an organization to give them a leg up and that's really what our mission is. When we say that these careers should be open to anyone. Who's interested in it. We recognize there are some barriers that may be preventing those groups of people from entering the field. Could you elaborate a little bit more on that. I know there's been some research done by com tia and by creating future that illuminates this point. One of those stats. That stuck out to me right away. Is that sixty. Eight percent of organizations have had challenges in building a diverse workforce which includes retention right and a majority of these organizations that say that they'd be willing to try new approach with these organizations are willing to try new approach. Well we have great proven approach. Ready to go our. It ready program is two-thirds people of color in the program. Assesses at trains certify provides placement assistance. So i'm the programs were there. It's ready for them to use. And the second reason that i'd say our mission is more important than ever is is that there's a pipeline problem right with it regarding diversity. Everybody kind of knows this like women people of color. They're discouraged by our culture from pursuing a career in. It often even by the time they get to high school. So programs like tech roles are directly combating this pipeline issue that companies are facing now and i think by targeting middle school age kids. They're tackling the problem before it can even take place. Let is an excellent segue to bring alicia into the conversation here now expect most listeners. Understand the meaning of being a tear in quotes giving of their time to support a cause but sometimes terms are tossed around donors sponsor and partner and they seem to be used fluidly by some organizations alicia in your outreach for tech girls. How do you pitch volunteering. How do you help. Tech professionals see programs such as tech shops tech. Todd's as different in a very very full and robust field of opportunities to give back especially as we close a challenging year and start a new one with shirley more hurdles to come. How have you volved your pitched volunteers. How do you help them see the light. Volunteering with tech roles is very rewarding and it always has been rewarding previous to you know the hurdles of transitioning virtually as well And we see that feedback directly from our volunteers that participate in our programs. Just serve first time getting involved. They're like wow. I realize the impact. I was going to have in being part of a program such as tech roles but just getting to actually see how inspired the girls are definitely gets them even more excited. And that's why we always say being nervous to volunteer for something like this and working with youth Can can seem like a challenge in itself but jumping in. you'll see that you're inspiring and empowering the next generation of women to explore the possibilities in technology but in addition to that rewarding feeling that you get As a tech professional you're also given the opportunity to build your marketable skills like public speaking teaching and techno know-how and also expanding your network wild teaching these fun hands on workshops alongside others in the tech industry and there's many ways to volunteer and we really feel like that helps with our pitch and engagement with new volunteers across the country.
Electric Propulsion is Positively Electrifying
"Instead of fire. The exhaust produced by electric propulsion is glowing. Greenish blue trail reminiscent of science fiction. Movie but engineers like dr. peter peterson at nasa glenn. Research center are making electric propulsion a reality whereas electric propulsion as we carry our energy from basically from the solar arrays or light from the sun and we convert that energy from the sun until electricity. Then we put that electricity into a device that i is is a propellant accelerates it out to produce thrust an electric propulsion system iannes or positively charges inert gas propellants. Like zima. there isn't we use z. Non as you can imagine a promotion system is basically a person sitting on a spacecraft thrown. Baseball's the heavier the baseball throw the more progressive. You get be throw big softball or a bowling ball. you're gonna get more thrust. and z. Nine is the heaviest gas we can use for that advanced propulsion systems can run for years at a time enabling new missions that will make the future of space exploration positively electrifying
Indigo Agriculture: Google Maps for Agriculture
"David. Welcome to the show. It's great to be here jeff. We're talking today about indigo agriculture. He described what indigo egg does for people who were hearing about this for the first time for sure. Our mission at indigo ag is to harness nature to sustainably feed the planet and to break that down a little bit. we're helping farmers become carbon farmers. Jeff and along the way we're helping them bring their green to market in new ways. And what does that have to do. Software engineering well whole lot if we're doing it right You know the challenge that we face in the team that i lead gio innovation is. We're essentially trying to build a google maps for agriculture. We're trying to build a living map of the food system. Amer doing that. Because essentially the industry that we're trying to innovate and is the biggest oldest factory in the world and there isn't a particularly good map of all the different rooms in the factory and so to kind of scale almost anything that we're up against indigo. We need to build digital systems for recording. Where farming happens and making it really efficient to sort of watch the harvest playout
Has the Internet Permanently Changed How We Speak?
"We'll come back to wild wild tech a show about the strange frankenstein's monster of technology and culture shambling through our lives. I'm josh rivera. And i'm doing erika weber. I am the frankenstein and joshua is the monster. Let me paint you a picture jordan. It's the early nineteen eighty s. we're in calgary alberta. It's cold because this is calgary and a man named wayne pearson. Is typing three letters online for the first time l. I think you're familiar with this. Wouldn't rate yes. It clearly means lots of love joshua. It's like it's laugh out loud right. Yeah i mean this one's everywhere right with a few exceptions like you just said like everyone gets it. It's an example of what we might call like. Internet speak which can be a phrase acronym or a word that was either born or popularized on the internet. Do you have any favorites. A oh laughing my ass off or ass for you over there what else. I never really liked raffle because it sounded too fluffy. Yeah funny funny thing about raffle ruffles. Actually fallen out of popularity. No one really use it anymore. Probably because they feel the same way you do so your your taste maker good. Everyone should listen to me more. I have a friend who just types wrecked r. e. t. all caps when someone gets there s handed to them but like only in a very minor inconsequential way. It feels a little stupid talking about this stuff right. But i also think it's fun i mean we're both riders and language is kind of easy to take for granted. It just sort of like works and you don't really appreciate for the thousands of miracles that it takes to make it work so talking to a link and we've got to here today just reminds you of how much magic there is and how we speak to one another. There are very obvious differences in the way we speak and like sometimes it's fun. Pack that but before we go any further we should because this is an english language podcast or naturally going to discuss english and because language is also culture. It's worth noting. A big part of how. The internet influence language comes from cultures borrowing from one another sometimes in ways that are not particularly great or well-considered. We're mostly focusing on the tech angle. Here as the cultural one is enough to fuel an entire podcast. Yeah much as. I would like to pitch that podcast. Personally you'd be better off going to listen to the allusion est within a by helen saltzman. She talks about this kind of thing. All the time and you know talks about the conflict between loving the english language and also knowing that it has committed atrocities so today. I'm going to introduce you to two of my favorite interviews so far. The first is someone who has around fifty years of experience in linguistics and comes from your side of the jordan. Well i'm david crystal academically. I'm honorary professor of linguistics at the university of banja. Here in north wales. Also really. I spend most of my time at home especially lockdown writing books about language in linguistics and the english language gender close aspects of the internet to. He's here to give us an understanding of how the internet has impacted our language and the ways. It has actually happened before but first he starts with something. That's a little bit surprising. For all the words we don't know and rapidly growing lexicon. The internet's impact on the english. Language is actually quite small. Not because there isn't a lot of change but because the english language is so vast. Let's just stay with english for the moment over the past twenty years. I'm sure the internet has added several thousand new words and phrases to the english language. But heck the english language has over a million words each many more than that nobody knows. How many so an extra few thousand isn't a big deal. As far as vocabulary is concerned and then grandma. Oh well as far as i can tell the grammatical constructions. We will using back in one thousand nine hundred ninety just before the win. Came in exactly the same as the grammatical constructions. You and i are using right now. According to professor crystal this has had a side effect. I'm sure you've seen before. Those who treat changes in the language as a sign of cultural decay. So i went to see a show by susie. Dent she does dictionary kona on a countdown. I don't know if any of this is meaningful to you countdown. british television program with word challenges and number challenges and she does the dictionary corner anyway. She did this show about language and she talked about how people are often very concerned about it. Changing her thing was the word. Mischievous people often pronounces mischievous because they think it rhymes with devious. But it's actually mischievous more people probably say mischievous that. It will probably just change the word that kind of thing. Yeah and this is one of the things that professor crystal talked about length. The languages nature change. It's not inherently good or bad. it's just change.
CES 2021: Tuneable spectacles let you adjust your lenses
"C E s show the electronic show. I'm not gonna happen. Let's find out what's going on for 2021 with the show. We'll get ready for disinfecting Ganesh, its next generation fitness equipment and robots that can cook your dinner. Those air just a few of the new products that will be unveiled to the consumer Electronics Show which starts today. The tech conference is usually held in Las Vegas this year. Things will be online for the first time because the pandemic and if you hate fumbling for your reading glasses, your troubles, maybe over these do tunable glasses were just unveiled its C E s. And they have tiny dials that let you adjust the strength of the lenses. So basically, you don't have to switch them out for another pair for reading or anything else. Yeah, I think when you're trying to tune your glasses I think it's time to slide into Dr Manker, right? You know my glasses air out of tune E think it's time to give him up up there called V O. Why glasses and available as both regular eyeglasses and sunglasses. The new specs by a San Francisco based company will sell for about $80
Facebook, Twitter, and Trump
"Hi james ben. How are you not great. To be honest. i was gonna say happy new year. I personally have doing very well. This is a this. Is the story of the past forever. I personally doing quite well having a great day You know woke up at a good night's sleep got a lot of work done. This morning am feeling good about as far as energy speaking as far as writing this afternoon just the actual what. I'm going to write the the the circumstances of the world and we right. It is not great at feels like a recurring theme sitting from your perch in taiwan over the past twelve months. Let's not talk about that. No one wants to hear about that. Okay fair enough. So we are emergency podcasting. Although we're doom or one. I think we missed a in the context of it's weird because i think there's been a desire to at least on my part to avoid her probably in part because the reason you don't wanna be hyperbolic and your statements or overstate. Anything is because then when the time truly comes when it's appropriate but hyperbolic then. You've wasted it right. You've wasted sort of the impact. And i think that the idea though of saving hyperbole in saving sort of grants statements is for days like today like where bad things are happening. That are big problem. And i think that I'd love to talk to you. Not just about what's going on but also what i what i think i'm gonna write today and get your take on that yeah i i sympathize with a hyperbole. I actually me of of a conversation. We had previously when you alike bay specific around your words when talking about facebook and like make money selling us a data and it's like that lesson stuck with me and i think it's right because when it does come time to actually get specific and like you said get hyperbolic public hyperbolic hyperbolic knots. Anything you've got you've held it in reserve for when you need it. But yeah i'd love to have a conversation like that. Let's do it so for those listening. This podcast will probably come out on friday morning. Us time we are recording on wednesday night. Us time i am about to write What i'm going to post on thursday morning. Us time so you're going to read what i right before you listen to this but we are knocking before i write it. So this is sort of the timeline here and it was funny because you actually ping me and i was in the middle of a call. I was thinking. I need a pig. You it like just to just to talk this through. And i think the way we're referring to obviously what's happening in the us. Capitol where rioters mob stormed the us capital and were basically egged on by the president of the united states. Who was seeking to overturn th results of the election. That he lost. I wanna go back actually. To is interesting we talk about the this sort of language hyperbole and whatnot and i wanna go back to twenty sixteen because win this was in december of two thousand sixteen and donald trump had just been elected president news president elect and as president-elect do he was holding transition meetings naming cabinet members etc and sort of to our point. There is a lot of people that were you know for again for for reasons that can understand. We're we're flipping out about this and you do remember what there was going to be that big roundtable with like tech leaders and there was a lot a lot of talk in chatter that all these tech leaders should refuse to go to this meeting and i can definitely imagine folks who were arguing at the time that those tech leaders refused gotomeeting saying pointing to what happened today. And see. that's why you should refuse to that meeting at the time. Said they should. And i stand by that. I think i love to talk through that. I think it helps give context to where my head is today. I wanna see if that makes sense to you if it makes sense to you within. Hopefully it'll make sense to my readers. Our listeners yeah. I think that makes sense My initial reaction is it does make sense to me like i mean. This is almost been a recurring theme over the past four years in that. It's an imposition of people's one person has a point of view. And they want to impose that on the world and and they want to impose it on social media companies and twitter or facebook. They should just be censoring the president. And and your point has bain hang on. This guy got elected president and especially back at the start. Two thousand sixteen. This guy's got elected president. Now it's one thing to introduce a cost or to react to something he did. That's undemocratic but at that point just outright refusing to do it doesn't strike me as as a reasonable thing to do in a democracy. That's exactly right. There's a there's a phrase that i use that is widely used this original to me but is this idea that elections have consequences and the reality is is that trump won in two thousand sixteen. He didn't and given that he won for a private tech company. Leader to sort of unilaterally. Say no. i'm not gonna go meet with the president of the united states. Who according to the law and according to the rules won the election of the country that has all the rules and the the groundwork and the foundation that makes my entire business possible and makes it possible for me to ruins a providence. To me is a big problem. It is a wrong way to think about the issue.
One Struum to Rule Them All
"The us. Federal bureau of investigation is quote accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting or violence in and around the us capitol on january sixth. Submissions can be made at fbi dot gov slash us capital. That's capitol spelled with an o cnn sources. Say the us state department told us diplomats to pause posting on social media a measure normally taken after a terrorist attack or major natural disaster and facebook will block the president's use of facebook and instagram for a minimum of two weeks. Twitter suspended the president's personal account for twelve hours and warned further violations would bring a permanent suspension twitch disabled the president's account snapchat locked the president's account indefinitely and shop affi- took stores run by the trump organization and trump campaign off line for violating their policy on supporting organizations that promote violence. Japan's nec says it has developed facial recognition that works for people wearing facial coverings. The system uses the visible parts of the face like the eyes and claims and accuracy rate of ninety nine point. Nine percents with verification. Less than one second nec is testing the new system at a shop in its tokyo headquarters and he sees at neo face. Live facial recognition is used by the london metro. Police lufthansa the airline and swiss international airlines as well the wi fi alliance launched the wi fi six e certification program. That opens the door for devices to us six gigahertz band wi fi. Six is fully compatible with wifi six and can support up to seven hundred sixty megahertz channels at once only using the latest. Wpa three security protocol on the band. Idc estimates three hundred thirty eight million wi fi. Six e devices will enter the market this year with twenty percent of all wi fi six devices supporting sixty by twenty twenty two. If you want a little more on wi fi six and six each account no little more dot com acis as the suggested retail price for its components like motherboards in graphics cards in the us the increased cost comes as waivers on us tariffs against chinese made goods of seven point five to twenty five percent expired on december thirty first. An example is the are og strikes or s. t. r. i x. l. c. radio on our sixty eight hundred x t which launched at eight hundred ninety nine dollars. Ninety nine cents now listed at one thousand seventy nine so prices going up folks. Keep tiktok has a new augmented reality filter that uses the iphone. Twelve pro lite are sensor gives you a confetti effect that looks like real confetti in your room seems a little but tiktok promises to develop more innovative effects in two thousand twenty one so look out for more than just confetti snapchat added support for. Apple's light are censored back in october that lets creators build their own enhanced filters for snapchat. Well y'all ca es does not actually begin until monday but that is not going to stop lots of companies from making their announcements happens every year and this year is no different so we'll start with samsung. The company announced galaxy chromebook to a thirteen point three inch to in one chrome os device sporting q. Led display that starts at five hundred forty nine dollars. That's way down from nine hundred ninety nine dollars. The first gen device started at the base model offers a ten. Th gen intel seller on processor four gigs of ram and sixty four gigs of storage. And i three equipped version with aching ram and one hundred twenty eight. Gigs of storage starts at six hundred ninety nine. Lg introduced five new models in their thin and light lg graham laptop lineup ranging from fourteen to seventeen inch thinner vessels around there sixteen ten ratio screens as well as eleven th gen. Intel processors z. Graphics and up to sixteen gigabytes of lpddr four x memory. Lg the graham. Seventeen graham sixteen and graham. Sixteen to and one i'll offer nineteen and a half hours of battery life. The graham seventeen weighs in at one point three kilograms while the lightest graham. Fourteen comes in at nine hundred ninety nine grams. No word on price or availability. Well my new car set in stone. Everybody i'm only partially spends six inch hyper screen. Displays that display the e. s. electric sedan is set for production for mercedes and late twenty twenty one so later this year leno. If you got one ordered already. The hyper screen is at the heart of the company's second gen m b. u. x. infotainment system which doesn't have any buttons and is completely digital and worst controls one of the signs that has started. You get huge screens and cars last few years
Addressing the Digital Gap During the Pandemic
"Either this is alan shark and welcome to another episode of shark bites. This is the first episode in the year. Twenty twenty one so hopefully you had a happy new year and looking forward to a much better year than perhaps we had last year. As you know the podcast delves into europe. Cio's and other tech leaders throughout local government to some extent state government and today. We are very fortunate. Have john walton. John is a chief information officer of the county of san mateo california. I've known him for over a decade and he is getting all these awards and whatnot and it seemed like this is an appropriate time to really have a chat into sheer the discussion with you. John brings over twenty five years of experience in the fields of information. Technology has a diverse background in both public and private sectors sending innovative technology standards providing visionary leadership for numerous organizations each receive tons of awards and most recently state tech recognized him as one of the thirty people to watch in the year. Twenty twenty twenty-eight came out towards the year so hopefully it'll make the list again in twenty twenty one but he sent a lot of things that hopefully we'll get into that for example. I believe he'd been on school board. You have been a race car driver so you have a lot of interest so john. Welcome thank you on. It's great to be here. I really enjoy having the opportunity to talk with you. Ve enjoyed our friendship and partnership over the years and really excited for twenty twenty one. Yeah it's got to be better than last year. Such such an anomaly. Such a different year. It can only get better so john. I always ask when we begin these discussions. I always believe that. Very few of us wake up in high school or even college and say when i grow up and when i go into the adult workforce i want to be a chief information officer so i'm always curious to know. How did you get to where you are. You've had a really great career and is far from over so if you would you've had an interesting journey so let's spend a couple of minutes talking about. How did you get to the county san mateo allen. Yeah that's That's a great question and probably the most complex question. You're going to ask me today. So i will. I will try to keep it to a couple of minutes. It was a long winding road to end up. Were ended up i. I grew up in. A family of there was a military family. My dad was missile defense and so we moved a lot as you can imagine and my dad used to like to say we lived in places where people didn't care where he blew things up so those rather rural and isolated and i wasn't into computers at all matter of fact i'm of an age where computers were still a relatively new thing so my exposure to computers were really through. My dad was a bit of what we call order now. Every time they would demo out a test site he He felt terrible about all the expensive computer equipment that was getting thrown away. Pdp lebanon's and things like that so he would haul them home in his pickup truck. And i grew up with garage. Full of old mainframe computers wang's ibm's and so those were my toys. My friends growing up but to be honest they didn't really interest me I really love nature and so When i teach classes at san francisco state and things like that mba students. I always tell them to become a cio. The first thing you do is you go to humboldt state university and get a degree in natural resource science. because that's where every good cio starts with a degree in natural resources. And and that's really how i got started i. I really wanted to be a researcher. A scientist i wanted to study nature and the environment and at that time The college was implementing backs computer systems. That was a new thing and it turned out that i wasn't really great at school. I i guess you would probably call it. Add now. but i don't do well sitting in classes listening but turns out a really good at setting up. Faxes for all the computer. Labs all the professors would give me extra credit to make up for my poor test scores by going in and configuring all the computers in the labs and so that would really help. My career started i. I did get a bachelor's degree in science. I enjoyed that but immediately after college. I started setting up. Computer systems. for counties and cities and private industry and it just went from there and in those days. It was really what you did. You just sort of went from project to project and it was word of mouth and if you knew anything about computers that kind of puts you a leg up on the competition so while up here i am now i must cio the great county here in california You know appreciative of all the recognition. Our county gets think it's really a reflection to the hard work. The staff here does and the leadership of the county the supervisors in the city manager. I think i am probably the best easiest. Cio job in california. They they make things very easy for me. I met one of your deputies at a recent meeting in there. You do have a very talented staff so tell us. I did read somewhere about this racing car thing so tell me a little bit about that. Well yes so. That's like. I said the the technology thing wasn't really a passion of mind when i was young and my dad is a hobby was an amateur stockcar razor so i grew up around tracks and engineers. It turns out you know. He was an engineer. Engineers love to build things and so he looked to build cars and fix cars so i grew up working on cars and building cars and race cars and have always been around those. And so that's always been my hobby. As a matter of fact the mechanic paid my way through college. Because i had an aptitude for that. And it's really just built from there. I think from my childhood you know as a as an executive technology really. I spend most of my time. Unfortunately you know in meetings in office buildings working on spreadsheets. Power plants you know. It's not as glamorous as probably some people think it is to be a cio for me at least and kind of tactile this rule I built my own race cars. I tune them my drive them on the track. It's really release for me. And all the things i do probably things. It helps me too many of us in this world. Nowadays we all try to multitask too much when meetings and checking email and texting. And i will say if you ever need to focus. There's nothing like being racetrack. One hundred thirty miles an hour going into a turn to cause you to focus and not worry about. Who's texting you calling you on the phone. So i still love it. I've sold most of my cars now. I have to left. And i still do it when i have the time. But it's it's less and less these days. Covert has kept us very busy. And i have two young sons that i try to spend as much time with is like can so until they get interested in racing than i probably won't spend as much time at the track is i have in the past
Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world, passing Jeff Bezos
"Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world a 4.8% rally and Tesla's share price on Thursday to day Boosted Dylan must past Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. A ranking of the 500 wealthiest people. Do you think that's because of the results of now with the whole move, too? Maybe electric cars by 2038 or whatever he said No, But I think with Maybe that might be a reaction to the seats going one way and now having control and therefore they might be pushing that forward. Sure. And then stocks and yeah, you know, I mean, I don't know. I think he had his green deal is something where he wants to eliminate all emissions by like 2038 or something like
Stop looking at my Vastaamo
"What's up everybody. I'm justin justin. What's up who's having your back with another reach the week. This one's coming from your your home country finland here strong to say that's true. You're incest or motherland heritage heritage and this is one of those really awful onset just does not feel good in that. So this is finland and basically there's data breach and the records of thousands psychotherapy patients were compromised. Which is bad enough company. How do you say best best team. A has more finished than i am. I'm bush demo a the largest private psychotherapy center treating forty thousand. Patients doesn't say if that's like continuous overall but either way it's a lot of people and someone got in and now So some of the stuff got was leaked online. So you could probably. I'm guessing dark web. Everything but patients started getting contacted and then blackmailed. they don't pay don't pay that their information from these reports would be released which could be absolute nonsense. I think it was like two years ago. There was a breach and I got a bunch of emails for like these accounts that i must have had ten ten years prior like. Hey we have your information from this account. We know the stuff that you're into and you need to pay us five hundred dollars or we're going to release it and i was like pull the trigger. Don't care for stuff. I don't care anyways like i. I live a public life go nuts. Let's see what you can find. I would be curious to see what you actually find. And of course. They don't respond but it looked very legitimate. And there was other folks that i know because i think it was. It was through my school email and there was other folks. I know that god it and freaked out anything you think the school got popped. I think i don't know if the school got popped or it was like know they had like Maybe like an alumni email or something that had gotten picked up You know the message is pretty generic. It wasn't like you know it had no other information other than first and last name and email address. I don't even. I don't even know if it had the last name that i think about it but it was like. Hey zach this is blah from you know here and then sure enough in a week. I got another one that was like we're giving you forty eight hours before we release the information. Of course like do it. Don't wait forty hours chickens. Doing they didn't do it then. I got like literally a weekly there was like twenty four hours. I'm like come on all right. This is giving me an extension sir. We noticed that you haven't complied with our demands and we're giving you an extension of the courtesy of the dark web customer service. It's like the warranty service. The rangers get those phone calls constantly. Yeah yeah so You know who knows if it's legitimate or if it's just you know people are like i'm gonna release your i mean the but then again like what do you risk like if you feel like you've got your best state vast demo. Yeah bashed on mo version vashem domino. If you've got stuff on there that you i would hope in. Therapy are allowed to be fairly Well i think. I mean in in this case leaked tucker calls himself ransom random and ransom underscore man's running foresight. Which is already leaked therapists. Session notes from three hundred patients Some of the victims are underage. Say he's also approach he or she has approached patients demanding ransom of two hundred euros from them. Which is going to increase to five hundred dollars if they do not pay within twenty four hours and then the attackers but also reportedly demanded a four hundred and fifty thousand euros in bitcoin. Bush namo which is Interest like again like in in their ceo got fired yes to which rightfully so. Maybe i don't know i. It doesn't go into the details. Exactly how this guy release but You know to have all of those files with like a correlated with people's names and information probably means that they either didn't really have any sort of security. It was just like in a folder somewhere. Or i mean it's that's pretty egregious and it's i mean i don't know it's epa what's is there's got to be a european version of hip you know so there's probably regulatory issues that are gonna come. I mean this is. This is like the worst case scenario.
Amazon reportedly developing radar-equipped sleep apnea tracker
"Radar sleep apnea tracker so this is actually like so solely tight. Go for you here. Google's project solely also uses millimeter wave. They radars well to detect gestures. Pretty close what this is doing again. This i don't think this is creepy. But it is important to understand how this works. It emits the signal and it when it uses that the bounce back to see what you're doing and it's basically what amazon's doing that's worth noting is that it's created an algorithm to watch how you breathe now that's obviously machine learning because you yes. It's not something you could say. Well if it goes that's snoring. It has to kind of you you have to put a bunch of sleepers in front of. There's about not breathing. it's not doing the sound. i think it's it's sense. I understand it is exactly. It's it's looking at some part of either the rise and fall of your chest or the way your head jerks back and see air breath. I wonder think about how a bat uses sonar right or think. How literally how it works. You're throwing you're throwing the rif signal outright in it it runs into something it lets you know. I ran into this. This is what that looks like in the algorithm. They figured out that they they're running against this is there they know what the pattern of sleep apnea. Looks like right for that raider. Obviously with having done a lot of training yes yes this is not something you know you wouldn't necessarily know how to look for sleep apnea before you head into this. This is a big push for amazon into health tech We talked about the halo. Fitness tracker They did kill there. Haven effort the health insurance effort with p. More do they ended up in a buffet. Yeah they did that. Oh we really thought they were going to start get into the health insurance business that's interesting. They did just launched their pharmacy service. Though right if you you can you can send them your prescription. And they'll fulfil it kind of like. They're not lease in jets anymore. Either day actually bought by the jets by the
Motion in the Ocean
"This nasa spinoff puts a new twist on offshore wind energy. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shaped when engineers working on the aries rocket ran into a snag because of disastrous vibrations. The team sprang into action. Creating an innovative solution. A small device was loaded into the fuel store for the second stage rocket as the device began expanding and contracting at a specified frequency. The fluid began moving with the device instead of with the spacecraft keeping the vibrations within an acceptable range after nasa discontinued the series project engineers found new life for the vibration fix a team adapted. The device to help stabilize tall skyscrapers and high winds or during earthquakes now. The device is being once again for use in maritime environments tests are underway. Demonstrating the devices effectiveness at stabilizing floating platforms. Offshore wind farms offer steadier more reliable energy especially for coastal urban areas but platform movement reduces the turbine's ability to capture the win by lessening the platform's motion in the ocean. This nasa spinoff could make offshore wind energy of competitive option for innovation. Now i'm jennifer. Pulley
Listener, Moderator Co-Host Show
"To our end of year. Moderator host show. This is the annual episode where we usually invite supporters to appear alongside us on the show. And this time we thought it'd be fun to have. Some of the folks who helped moderate are discord chit chat to join us and talk about not only how they use technology how they found s but also moderation in general joining us preston monroe aka bio cal aka w scotus. One beat aka beat masters. Hello and dan. Christensen aka sergeant muffin. Howdy folks. it's great to have you sarah. Who should we start with. I thought we'd start with preston that's cow and we're all going to ask you some similar questions but really the fun of this is getting to know some of the The monikers that. We're all very familiar with who helped us a lot with the show and kind of where they came to be so precedent hounded technology play a role in your life to this point. It's definitely played a role in my life All my life I actually got into computers late. Probably ninety eight. I think i had a purple mack. Was the first real computer i had actually previous to. That was in sixth grade at an apple. Two but i was There's a big gap in there. Where i was missing things but Starting with that. I mac and the internet i i you know got hooked just like everybody else did and but the key thing was i wanted to know how it works so i was viewing the source code of pages in one thousand nine hundred and creating and made gifts frame by frame before. There were tools for really doing that. Silly things like that but In my current role in banking and finance and i basically manage online banking mobile banking a digital payments for credit cards apple. Pay google pay things like that. So i'm just immersed in technology every day at work. Well you're obviously among friends on dtn s. So speaking of how did you get involved with the show I actually started watching tech news today on the twit network starting with episode one and watched it religiously or listen to religiously to through its entire run Up until the day left including after actually i. I gave it to go for about a month after that. But the new host just wasn't for me In the meantime Tom had launched daily tech news. Show and just kinda followed them from there all right. let's turn to w. scotus one. You may hear his name thrown out as providing things in the twitch chat willy. How did you get involved in tech. Oh oh that's interesting story. So like i've always been fascinated with computers from from a very young age I there's pictures that my the my dad took of Me messing around with Their computer was running windows. Ninety five back in the day so it's It's been a while But the thing that really got me into it and really interested. And it's like a weird angle. I guess but. I was messing in powerpoint. Actually and and just dealing with like shapes and being able to like make things inside a powerpoint like just fascinated me to no end and it's been an absolute thrill to To be doing it ever since to the point where i've At one point. I've been i. I offer tech support to pretty much everybody. I interact with on a on a semi regular basis. So it's really it's really great. Well we really appreciate you offering some of that technology acumen in our twitter chat and to our audience in general. How did you find us. How did you get involved in. Dns well there is a long story to it. but i'll give the short version of it so actually it was through. Lamar wilson. Believe it or not. I'm a big fan of Lamar big fan of all the big tech youtubers in the space. If you if you follow any of them you know the names pretty well. And he said hey. I'm doing a podcast called this week in you too. So i followed him over to there and that's where i discovered the twit network scarred chad which he's gone on to do amazing things as well And found tech news today. Finally enough right as it was winding down about two or three months before you left. Show tom which was funny to me. But i enjoyed it every minute of it and followed you over to detain s. Been listening ever since.
Tesla reports 499,550 vehicle deliveries for 2020, slightly missing target
"Was so close. They were so close to hitting five hundred thousand vehicles delivered for the year. They have reported will to skip right to the bottom here. Total deliveries twenty twenty four hundred ninety nine thousand five hundred and fifty so they were just four hundred fifty vehicles short of hitting their original guidance of five hundred thousand vehicles produced and delivered of course on the production line easily exceeded that w came in five hundred nine thousand seven hundred and thirty seven vehicles produced so where tussle fell short. They needed to deliver one hundred. Eighty one thousand and twenty vehicles delivered. One hundred eighty thousand five hundred and seventy vehicles that was eighteen thousand nine hundred twenty s and x one hundred and sixty one thousand six hundred and fifty model three motto. Why combined who look at production there we can see monologue x. Relatively low but again we did have that final week of the quarter. Shut down for retooling possibly refresh so they produced just over sixteen thousand model s an ex in the quarter well below their production capacity of ninety thousand three quarters what they stated which would be earned per year is what they stated which would be twenty thousand five hundred per quarter And then for model three and why they produced just over one hundred sixty three thousand one sixty three six sixty so totally production was one seventy nine seven fifty seven with the delivery again being just over one hundred. Eighty thousand blessing note on this portion of the report is that tesla does. I'm not sure if you will be able to see it here. But our delivery count should be viewed as slightly conservative as we only counted car delivered if it is transferred to the customer and all paperwork is correct. Final numbers could vary by up to half a percent or more.
Apple Car Still in Early Stages, Unlikely to Launch Until 2025-2027 at Earliest
"Tapping the brakes on the apple. Car story. macrumors has prolific apple prognosticator international analyst. Ming cheek quo saying. He doesn't see a car made by apple coming off the line until twenty twenty five at the earliest that goes against the recent reuters report that had access turning as soon as twenty twenty four quoting closed note from over the weekend. We predicted in a previous report. That apple would launch apple car. Twenty twenty three to twenty twenty-five however our latest indicates that the current development schedule of apple car is not clear and if development starts this year and everything goes well. it'll be launched in two thousand twenty five to twenty twenty seven at the earliest due to changes in the electric vehicle. Self-driving market and apple's high quality standards. We would not be surprised if apple cars lawn schedule is postponed to twenty twenty eight or later as for the company shot at success. Midst not automatic pointing to what he sees as the failure of home pod and the smart speaker category quos note points out to investors that apple's not always successful in new business quoting his note again if apple car wants to succeed in the future the key success factor is big data and ai. Not hardware one of our biggest concerns about apple cars. That went apple car is launched. The current self driving car brands will have accumulated at least five years. A big data and be conducive to deep learning and ai. How does apple a latecomer overcome this lagging gap young. Mci is apparently not bullish on apple car.